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Old 11-21-2009, 02:51 AM   #1
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Default Official Broken Hydrometer Count

I figured at because so many of brewers are completely clumsy that we should be keeping a count of how many hydrometers the average message board breaks over a one year period. If you're like me, I broke mine the first time I used it. Checking account balance: minus $14.95. Ill start. Just search for this thread if, and when, you break one because I think it will be interesting to see how many we actually go through.

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Old 11-21-2009, 03:00 AM   #2
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Does it count if the SWMBO breaks it?

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Old 11-21-2009, 03:03 AM   #3
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Maybe I should be the one to start but I'm still using the first hydrometer I ever bought.
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Old 11-21-2009, 03:22 AM   #4
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Mine rolled off the counter and fell onto the lino floor the other day but survived
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This exact thread was already started a few hours ago. Odd.
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Old 11-21-2009, 04:01 AM   #6
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I've broken 2 so far.

The second was quite comical- I had just bought it and used it. When it was dry I put it back into the tube and when I put the top back on there must have been some nice pressure, the bottom shot off and the hydrometer came out with it onto the tile floor.

You know how it is when you see something happen "in slow motion" and later on you think, "I could have grabbed that!", it was one of those situations.
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Old 11-21-2009, 04:04 AM   #7
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Only one,
and it was my Daughter that broke it.
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Two. Am I now Jinxed?
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I had one roll off the counter and fall onto the lip of an open fermentation bucket filled with beer I was just about to rack to the bottling bucket. Of course, the weighted end fell into the beer.....and the harmless tube with the paper scale fell outside onto the kitchen floor.

Luckily, the weight in this one was just steel shot and not lead. The pellets were captured by the yeast cake, so I just racket it off and bottled normally. One the better Oatmeal Stouts I've ever brewed.

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Old 11-21-2009, 04:39 AM   #10
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Zero so far, and I've been brewing for 5 years. Now where is that knock on wood emoticon...

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